Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm PST
that does have broad political support, but the price tag is controversial. >> angela merkel's environment minister says he wants to free the levy that is paid by consumers to fun that transition. it is billed as a temporary measure -- to fund that transition. it is billed as a temporary measure. >> electronic -- electricity prices are rising. with an election looming, the environment mr. is -- minister is putting on the brakes. subsequent rises would also be limited. >>> i do not think it is right that consumers and small and medium-sized businesses carry all the risk of electricity price rises as a result of the move towards renewables. >> industries that use a lot of electricity also face changes. until now, they were exempted from the clean energy surcharge. under the proposals, they will pnow have to pay their share. chancellor merkel's deputy has given his backing to the plans. >> i believe it is right not to proceed in small steps. we need a big, bold move, and a fundamental reform of the law on subsidizing renewable energy. >> the government will need the backing of the opposition
Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
with homeless populations to doing things to help people get fit, to helping with the environment. really, anything that they want, they can find a way to turn into service. and our job is to help them make that possible. >> if this "strikes" you as a great way to do community service and you have some time to "spare," check out generation on. there's a link on our website. for "teen kids news," i'm emily l. >> there's still lots ahead, so stay with us. >> we'll be right back. >> new york state declaring a public-health emergency as the flu spreads. governor andrew cuomo issuing an executive order, allowing pharmacists to provide flu shots to patients between the ages of 6 months and 18 years old. a push is under way as latecomers seek protection from a miserable strain after an early spike in the flu season spreads across 47 states. federal health officials saying there is still vaccine available and it's not too late to benefit from it. survivors of the costa concordia shipwreck in italy and relatives of the 32 people who died commemorating the first anniversary of the tragic accident.